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Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

Roadrunner Baseball

The Roadrunners were on the road all week (which is why I don’t have any pics). AC fell 16-11 in a single game at Temple College on Monday, then dropped both games of a doubleheader at Paris College on Saturday, losing 14-10 and 8-4. AC has a pair of key conference doubleheaders this week at home: Navarro College on Tuesday (weather permitting) and Bossier Parish Community College on Friday.

Lady Roadrunner Softball

oadrunner Softball:

The Lady Roadrunners have put together a five-game winning streak, including last Friday’s 6-2 win over non-conference foe LSU-Eunice. AC then swept Galveston College 8-0, 9-7 at home on Thursday before taking a road sweep at Alvin College on Saturday, winning 6-2 and 8-0.

The Lady ‘Runners now have a long road stretch ahead, traveling to Blinn College on Wednesday and Galveston College on Friday.

AC Soccer

AC Soccer’s women split its spring games at Stephen F. Austin University this week, falling 1-0 in the first match before rebounding for a 1-0 lead later in the day.

This Week’s Games:

Tuesday, 4/12 (weather permitting): AC Baseball hosts Navarro College in a conference doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, 4/13: AC Softball at Blinn College in Brenham, doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

Friday, 4/15: AC Baseball vs. Bossier Parish Community College, doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

*NOTE: A dedication ceremony will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. (right before the AC baseball games vs. Bossier Parish CC). The Roadrunners’ baseball field officially will be christened “Poland Field” after the announcement earlier this year. The field naming is in honor of former AC Board members Robert Poland, Sr. and Robert Poland, Jr.

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